Created at Harry’s New York Bar and popularised at the legendary Stork Club, this drink was said to have such a kick it was like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm howitzer artillery piece, also known as a 75 Cocktail in France.
- 30 ml gin
- 20 ml lemon juice
- 10 ml sugar
- sparkling wine
- lemon twist, to garnish
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.
Add the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to a Boston glass or cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into Champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.
Garnish with a long, thin twist of lemon.